The Notion of Presence in a Telematic Cross-Disciplinary Program for Music, Communication and Technology

Date

2020-10-14

Advisors

Journal Title

Journal ISSN

ISSN

2703-7843

Volume Title

Publisher

Cappelen Damm Akademisk

Type

Book chapter

Peer reviewed

Yes

Abstract

This chapter examines how students in a two-campus, cross-disciplinary program in Music, Communication and Technology (MCT) experience the sense of presence of peer students and teachers, some physically co-localized while others are present via an audiovisual communications system. The chapter starts by briefly delineating the MCT program, the audiovisual communications system and the learning space built around it, named the Portal, and the research project SALTO which frames the current study. We then review research literature on presence relevant to this particular context and use this as a basis for the design of an online survey using a combination of Likert items and free text response. Our main findings, based on responses from the 16 students who participated in the survey, are that the mediating technologies of the Portal affect the experience of presence negatively, but that formal learning scenarios are less affected than informal scenarios that require social interaction.

Description

open access book

Keywords

cross-campus, distance learning, e-learning, future learning space, presence

Citation

Støckert, R., Bergsland, A., Xambó, A. (2020) The notion of presence in a telematic cross disciplinary program for music, communication and technology. In: Eiksund, Ø. J., Angelo, E. and Knigge, J. (Eds.) Music technology in education – Channeling and challenging perspectives, Oslo: Cappelen Damm Akademisk, pp. 77–101.

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Research Institute

Music, Technology and Innovation - Institute for Sonic Creativity (MTI2)